Watching talented kids showcasing their skill is never dull. At best, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see young people pursuing a passion. And at the very least, it makes for a great show.
Here, we’ve got a 4-year old who’s racked up quite the skill in Irish dancing. Not exactly the most common hobby or skill, but no less impressive. People usually go for the guitar, keyboards, violin or singing.
Still, the old Irish jig is an iconic cultural dance and it’s great that people are keeping it alive.
She tells the event’s emcee that she has 2 trophies and 6 medals to her name already. That’s mind-blowingly impressive for her age, and she’s got every right to brag.
And in a room full of grown-ups, she does a good job on her own of showing her confidence. She’s honed her craft well enough to not have any worries.
Just what we like to see!
Lucy is her name. Right after her short introduction from the emcee, she’s all good to go. And she goes absolutely flying the second the music starts. Her footwork’s precision really shows off all the practice that went into it.
Not even a few seconds have gone by when there’s already screaming from the crowd. I expected nothing less.
The Irish jig itself originated in England. It was when the people of Scotland and Ireland adopted the dance that it spread far and wide, and gave birth to what we now call the “Irish” jig.
The jig has many involved techniques, all requiring committed practice of footwork and timing. At barely 1st grade age, it’s nothing short of incredible that Lucy is this proficient at it.
Consider that babies learn to walk when they’re just over a year old, and it usually takes more than a few years of practice to get reasonably good at dancing.
Lucy picking up a skill this quickly in the brief 4 years that she’s been alive – and earning medals and trophies for it too – is absolutely gobsmacking.
Not to discount the hard work and practice she put into it, she also seems to have a natural affinity for it.
The emcee told us that they had a future world champion on their hands. Lucy seems to have lived up to that praise, no doubt about it. If she eventually does decide to go down that road, these party guests will have been lucky to witness her prodigy.
At least the video is on YouTube in case they need proof.
With over 2 million views, Lucy has effectively shown the world what she’s capable of. If she keeps at it, she’ll be one of the best Irish dancers on the planet.
With how proficient she is now, consider how many more years of practice she can have. If she’s this good at 4, she’ll be unstoppable by the time she’s 7 or 10. Matter of fact, she’s 14 now. This video was uploaded in 2010!
At the end of her very splendid performance, she takes a bow for the crowd, and they give her a round of applause. Much deserved!
It always pays to be supportive of your children’s hobbies and pursuits. At this age, they still have to worry about school and other things like that.
Hopefully she found the time to practice while she’s worrying about other, little girl responsibilities growing up.
She left quite the mark with this YouTube video though. Watch it for yourself, and give this article a share so more can see!
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